Question about Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet Printer
The grinding sound is only prior the first page printing. If printing for example 10 pages, prior to the very first page there is a very loud (almost scary) grinding sound like the print head is indexed wrongly and it is slipping the cog and belt or something. But only prior to starting this first page of printing.
It has been this way since I purchased the machine and perhaps I should have taken it back right away but didn't. Now I think I'm stuck.
I've tried the auto-align feature. No help. Have you seen this before and maybe know some tips I might try?
I had this same problem and called tech support. Instead of sending a new printer they had me
1 remove print Cartridges
2 remove print head
3 replace print head
4 replace print Cartridges
5 unplug power from the wall
This seemed to fix the problem.....for me anyway.....for now.
hope it helps
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
My Canon MP530 makes the same loud grinding sounds as many other people are experiencing. If you heard it... you'd known immediately it has absolutely nothing to do with "normal head cleaning" or "a dirty rod" or "a paper issue".
This is VERY loud... sounds like 2 large plastic gears violently grinding against each other. Not sure how that can happen more than a few times without totally destroying the printer. My printer has been doing it since the day I bought it, 4 years ago.
I've taken the printer apart many times, trying to locate the noise... but nothing looks like it's having a problem. The noise must be coming from something inside deeper than a partial disassemble would reveal.
Needless to say, I'll never buy anything with the word "Canon" on it again.
Posted on Jun 06, 2013
I also have the same problem. Canon acts like they have never heard of this problem before. The Net is covered up with this issue. I hate that! Insulting my intelligence that is. They have agreed to send me a refurbished unit less the extras that come off the unit. Shipping out tomorrow with a up to 5 day delivery. My unit was bought last June and is spotless and that is why I hate getting someone else's garage besides the darn thing they are shipping might be covered up with the Swine Fue virus! Why is it sooo difficut to make things that are good any more. This stuff is pure garabge.
Posted on May 04, 2009
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Posted on Aug 26, 2016
Same problem.. conveniently the printer is out of warranty so canon wanted to charge me $9.99 to troubleshoot it over the phone.. when I reitirated to them that the problem is with the printer.. they just gave me a number of a local place that will fix it for a charge..
Posted on Apr 09, 2008
Same issue here. I don't have a solkution. Just wanted to put out there that you are not alone
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
Call Canon at 877-287-7032 and tell them you have a grinding noise when the print head goes through a cleaning cycle. They will send you a replacement (refurbished) printer for free.
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
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